Okay, I ran this idea briefly through the Music board and it seems to have gone down quite well, but I think it belongs here, so here we are.
Welcome, one and all, to the TV Tropes Album Exchange Club. The basic idea of this coven is (I hope) to widen the musical horizons of all participants and encourage open and enlightening discussion about why we like the music we like, and how we react to music that we're perhaps not so familiar with. It's basically like a book club... but with music.
The Basic Rules (a few points still need sorting out):
- If you're interested in joining, post here saying so, along with one (and only one!) album that you want the rest of the club to listen to.
- After a decent number of people have joined, we can get the real process under way. One album will be chosen from the resulting list, either at random or just by alphabetical order/something similar. The person who recommended that album posts a link to a free stream or download of that album, and can say why they chose it or give a short description of it if they so wish. Preferably not Grooveshark links please, it's been causing a few problems.
- All members of the group will listen to this album at least once over the course of a number of days (how many? We'll vote on that first!).
- After that time's over, we reconvene in this thread and everyone gives their reactions, thoughts, what they liked, what they thought was awful, et cetera. At the end of the day, a new album is chosen.
So there we are. First things first then: Are you interested? If so, choose an album for the club to listen to, and welcome aboard.
Secondly, how long do you think would be a good amount of time to spend listening to each album? One day? Three? A week? Your opinions please! We need to come to a consensus before we get this show on the road.
I think that's it. Enjoy!
edited 19th Sep '10 7:42:31 AM by Saeglopur